A Patient-defined "Best Case" of Multiple Sclerosis Related to the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
ForfatterSalamonsen, Anita; Drageset, Brit Johanne; Fønnebø, Vinjar
Chronically ill people are frequent users of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Some patients experience great benefits from their use of CAM, like patient “XX” in this case report. XX was diagnosed with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis in 2004 and has reported a “best case” after the use of Dr Birgitta Brunes’ unconventional treatment. The patient reports that many of her symptoms that, according to her neurologist, were irreversible are gone or have been greatly reduced. Such patientdefined “best cases” related to the use of CAM should be further explored to optimize and safeguard patients’ treatment decisions and treatment outcomes.